A group of lawyers and human rights defenders applied to the European Court for Human Rights (ECHR) against Azerbaijan on behalf of the families of soldiers killed and then beheaded on the night of April 1-2, 2016 during the military operations on the Line of Contact between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan, informs lawyer Artak Zeynalyan.
According to him, they applied to the ECHR to recognize violations against them through inhuman treatment, disrespect of the private lives of the victims, as well as national discrimination.
“On April 9 and 15, 2016, the ECHR registered the complaints and notified the representatives of the plaintiffs. In their own initiative, the ECHR labeled these complaints anonymous restricting public access to decisions and other documents within the framework of these proceedings. In these circumstances, the plaintiffs and their representatives cannot provide full public access on the information. Any violations of the rules of the proceedings is considered an abuse of rights and can lead to cancelation of examination by the Court.
Considering the above mentioned, we ask the journalists and others to refrain from questions on the cases to the families of the victims and their representatives, as well as publication of unverified information to avoid harming the proceedings. We ensure that the representatives of the plaintiffs will provide necessary information in good faith and in accordance with the rules of the Court,” says Zeynalyan in a statement.